Spurs vs. Knicks Prediction, Odds & Best Bet for December 29 (New York Continues Impressive Road Play)

Devon Platana
San Antonio Spurs vs New York Knicks prediction, odds and betting insights for NBA regular season game.
San Antonio Spurs vs New York Knicks prediction, odds and betting insights for NBA regular season game. / AP Photos/Seth Wenig

Spurs vs. Knicks Game Info

  • Date: Thursday, December 29, 2022
  • Time: 8:00 PM ET
  • Venue: AT&T Center -- San Antonio, Texas
  • Coverage: BSSW and MSG

Six NBA games are slated for Thursday, Dec. 29, including an inter-conference matchup between the San Antonio Spurs (11-23) and New York Knicks (18-17).

The Spurs have lost three of their last four games, most recently picking up a 130-114 loss to the Oklahoma City Thunder on Tuesday. Meanwhile, the Knicks were also in action two nights ago, losing 126-121 to the Dallas Mavericks in overtime.

Can the Spurs send the AT&T Center crowd home happy? Or will the Knicks continue looking impressive on the road?

Spurs vs. Knicks Odds & Spread

  • All NBA betting lines, odds and prop bets are from FanDuel Sportsbook.
  • Moneyline: NYK: (-215) | SAS: (+180)
  • Spread: NYK: -5 (-110) | SAS: +5 (-110)
  • Total: 226 -- Over: (-110) | Under: (-110)

The Knicks enter this contest as clear road favorites on the moneyline and spread per FanDuel Sportsbook's odds. This 8 p.m. ET clash also features an over/under of 226 points, which is in the middle of Thursday's projected totals.

Knicks vs Spurs Betting Information
Favorite Spread Favorite Spread Odds Underdog Spread Odds Total Over Total Odds Under Total Odds Favorite Moneyline Underdog Moneyline
Knicks -4.5 - - 223 -110 -110 -190 160

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Spurs vs. Knicks Betting Trends

  • The Knicks won 39 games against the spread last season, while failing to cover 43 times.
  • As 4.5-point underdogs or greater, the Spurs went 25-9 against the spread last season.
  • A total of 39 Knicks games last season went over the point total.
  • Last year, 39 of the Spurs' 82 games went over the point total.

Spurs vs. Knicks Prediction & Pick

The Knicks have played well on the road lately, winning five of their last six away games. They've averaged 122.2 points and 50.2 rebounds in that span, even impressively shooting 39.5% from three-point range.

If the Knicks continue that level of play tonight, they should be more than fine. After all, the Spurs allow the most points (120.5) and record the eighth-fewest rebounds (50.6) this season. Furthermore, they're allowing opponents to average 12.7 threes per game (10th-most) on 39.3% shooting (worst in NBA).

With San Antonio also owning the worst scoring margin at home (minus-8.6), I don't like the Spurs' chances of pulling off an upset tonight. The Knicks will finally break out of their slump as they leave AT&T Center with the W.

Final Score Prediction: Knicks: 119 | Spurs: 108

Spurs vs. Knicks Best Bet

The Spurs have been awful lately as far as the spread is concerned. Not only have they failed to cover in five of their last seven games in December, but they're also 5-14 against the spread (ATS) in their last 19 games.

Meanwhile, the Knicks are 9-3 ATS in their last 12 games and have covered in each of their last seven road games. Considering how the Spurs also own the worst home scoring margin, the Knicks won't have an issue covering the spread tonight.

Bet: Knicks -5 (-110)

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